Policies and Procedures

All graduate students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences must follow the policies and procedures outlined below. Additionally, other university-wide Boston College policies may apply to graduate students. Students should familiarize themselves with these policies and procedures. 

Policies and Procedures

Additional Policies and Procedures

Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may receive funding for one conference per fiscal/academic year (June 1 - May 31) with authorization from Associate Dean Candace Hetzner.

Reimbursement requests must be received during the same fiscal/academic year during which the conference took place. Conference reimbursement guidelines should be carefully followed when filing your reimbursement, otherwise it will be delayed. Incomplete files cannot be processed and will be returned.

Graduate students may not receive University financial aid (stipends and/or tuition scholarships) from two schools or departments simultaneously. In addition, graduate students may not receive both internal and external fellowships simultaneously. Any exceptions, must be approved by the Dean.  Graduate students who hold fellowships or assistantships may not be employed full-time without the Dean's approval

Boston College is committed to the policies, principles and practices of equal opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination in all of its activities, including, but not limited to employment. Boston College commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination, on the basis of their race, ethnic or national origin, religion, color, age, gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disabilities. The University, in its Notice of Nondiscrimination, has designated the Executive Director of the Office for Institutional Diversity, to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities to prevent discrimination in accordance with state and federal laws. Any applicant for admission or employment, and all students, faculty and staff, are welcome to raise any questions regarding this policy with the Office for Institutional Diversity. In addition, any person who believes that an act of unlawful discrimination has occurred at Boston College may raise this issue with the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education. For more information about policy and compliance matters, follow the link to the right.

Boston College maintains a large number of records regarding its students in the administration of its educational programs, as well as its housing, athletics, and extracurricular programs. The University also maintains employment and financial records for its own use and to comply with state and federal regulations. Boston College is committed to protecting the privacy interests of its students and to maintaining the confidentiality of student records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

Policies are written expressions of management philosophy and direction intended to ensure the consistent conduct of University affairs in conformity with the mission, values and legal obligations of the University.